Co-founder Paul VanMeter has been recognized as a leader in the colocation service industry, spearheading the successful growth of Colo4 since 2000. With more than 20 years of experience in the colocation and telecommunications industries, Paul brings together facility and connectivity resources to support companies that depend on technology and server-based systems. His expertise in infrastructure buildout helped ensure that Colo4's flagship facility was completed on time and under budget. His efforts at strategic planning within the Dallas market, including bringing in multiple fiber backbone providers to the data center, have translated into concrete, sustainable growth for Colo4 and its customers. Paul's commitment to significantly expanding Colo4's power capacity and network has resulted in Colo4's industry-leading power configuration and a DWDM connection to the INFOMART.
In 2009, Paul was named a finalist in the Metroplex Technology Business Council's Tech Titans Awards in the Emerging Company CEO category. With an extensive business and technical knowledge base, Paul also brings more than 10 years experience in independent consulting to telecommunications companies in Texas and around the nation. He has also held technical, sales and support positions with Teleport Communications Group (TCG), Southwestern Bell and Westel Communications.